Wolfe Tones 1-13 Shannon Blues 0-7
Wolfe Tones made it four from four in the senior football championship with a win over the struggling Shannon Blues. It was a close run first half with the Blues going in at the break a point to the good, but in the second half an early Tones goal turned the tables in their favour and the South Boston side ran out easy winners.
|Gerry Troy and the Tones came through in thee end.|
It was tit for tat in the first half with the Blues matching the Tones score for score. With Brian Ryal moving well at center forward the Blues played some good running football and yielded six points. The Tones huffed and puffed, and managed a tally of five to keep themselves positioned well entering the second.
The Tones got the second half off to a great start with a goal from corner forward Tomas O’Connor. The positioning of the big Kildare man at the edge of the square paid dividends. Last year’s finalists settled down and Paddy Keenan motoring in the middle of the field, and the Tones defending well, points were added from the boot of Gerry Troy, Shea Tennyson, and Keenan. The Blues ran out of gas and managed a solitary point from Cormac Coffey, and almost had a goal but Conor Fitzgerald’s shot from close range was well blocked by Lorcan Molloy in the Tones net.
Another win for the Tones in the quest for a return to the final in August.
Tones: L. Molloy, M. O’Grady, B. Fotune, D. Maguire, R. Driscoll, S. Driscoll, I. Whelan, P. Keenan, G. Troy, C. Walsh, M. O’Brien, S. Tennyson, L. Galligan. Blues: E. Whelan, T. Wallace, P. O’Sullivan, C. Coffey, G. Cunniffe, S. Kelly, M. Young, D. Somers, G. Bastible, B. Ryal, D. McElligott, I. Parker, C. Cox.
By Rory O'Donnell